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  • Olympics: U.S. swimmer Simone Manuel gives 'all glory to God'

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, August 12, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo from NBCOlymics.com
    RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) -- Simone Manuel became the first African American to win an individual medal in swimming on Thursday (Aug. 11) when she won gold in the women's 100-meter freestyle, and she was quick to credit the Lord for that accomplishment.

    "All I can say is all glory to God," Manuel said through tears in a post-race interview. "It's definitely been a long journey these past four years. I'm just so blessed to have a gold medal ... I'm just so blessed." Read More